A sampling of what people are saying about the con in the Twittersphere – you can think of each as a 140-character glimpse of the goings on in Dallas! You can see what’s being played, and sometimes get super mini one-sentence reviews of games..
Digging Belfort so far, enjoying the tension with multiple workers. yfrog.com/gz4o8ocj
#bggcon : the buffet across the street at the Doubletree is $2 cheaper for basically the same fare. Nothing special.
Homesteaders is now $30 USD (reg $50) in the FunAgain store
More Kingdom Builder. More Dungeon Petz.
Who’s in the middle of Trinity ballroom at
#bggcon with a bunch of games to demo? Fireside!
Playing Last Will at
#bggcon Really interesting game of mis-spending a fortune. pic.twitter.com/i5Y90ILH
People are already setting up for Proto Alley. Gonna be a good day.
#westindfw pipes bang when people are in the shower. Good news: #bggcon attendees are showering.
Have already seen several query/pitch equivalents being made to publishers here at
#bggcon. 1200 attendees!
Wargames! Hellenes (GMT) yesterday was awesome. I need a fan back home, so that i can get better at it.
In Ruins: Andy Van Zandt post-apocalyptic prototype w/novel ideas. More cube-pushy than I prefer. Great chat w/designer afterwards!
#bggcon. 9 games (7 new to me). Favorite new game = City Tycoon. Also Ubongo 3-D = most stressful game since Bananagrams.
The final game of the evening was A Fistful of Penguins, a combo of LCR, Yahtzee, Geranimals, and Craps.
Gnomes of Zavendor is pretty cool, if you like the franchise. Not a big Scepter fan myself, but I like Mines & Gnomes quite a bit.
Hawaii — Scoring threshold harder each turn like PoF. Rewards for spending money–but then you have less money. Interesting!
Master Merchant–Deckbuilding w/o the deck. Limited card options won’t make for varied games. Game encourages gang-up-on-the-leader.
Walnut Grove–Resource collection game where you try to stay ahead of feeding curve. Liked tile placement. Worried it might get old.
Vanuatu — High screwage factor plus not enough options available makes this one fall flat for me. Clever, though.
Friedemann Friese’s Fauna is Wits & Wagers with animals. Okay, no need to play again. Would be good for kids.
Just tried (and LOVED) fried pickles for the first time at Razzoo’s. Yum. ow.ly/i/lx16
I have set sail for Hawaii at
#bggcon This is on my must list own this Christmas. Good job Hans Im Gluck! pic.twitter.com/dhw2tFpn
I love that the hotel restaurant is full of geeks eating … And playing games
Just picked up a copy of Road to Canterbury from
@EagleGames at #bggcon those guys rock!!!
Lost in an *epic* battle of Tichu! After 2 hands, we were down 0-700! Fought our way back to 945-955 going into the last hand!
More later in the weekend…